Tag Archives: Weather

PBS NewsHour – Hurricanes and Climate Science

Thanks to the folks at PBS NewsHour for inviting me to discuss hurricanes and climate science on Labor Day weekend. Advertisements

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The Change

During the summer of 1995, my fiancée (now wife) and I were driving home to Washington, DC after attending a friend’s wedding in Boston.  She was testing and evaluating weather sensors for NOAA at Dulles Airport, and I was writing computer … Continue reading

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The Fifth Annual Global Warming Blog: Throwing Stones

Earlier this year, I attended a dinner at a local restaurant to celebrate a good friend’s 40th birthday. My friend and I go to the same church, so there were several people I knew well at the event, but as … Continue reading

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The Rightful Place of Science: Disasters and Climate Change – Book Review

The Climate Wars go on. As I have mentioned in previous blogs, to express a strong opinion on the subject of Anthropogenic Global Warming (a.k.a. AGW or colloquially, climate change) immediately invites scorn, no matter what opinion is presented. Among … Continue reading

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Social Media and Disasters – Guest Post

Below is a guest post from Tanya Ferraro. She is a Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator for two emergency-based units that cover southwestern and central Virginia, and she has been working in the emergency management field since 2007. The original post can be found … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Eve Storm

Brief update… 9pm Saturday All available data point to plowable snow for Central Virginia.  This is true if you consider Central Virginia to be Charlottesville, Lynchburg, or Richmond. Timing: Sunday morning is just cloudy, then late in the afternoon, light … Continue reading

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Underperforming

No one likes it when a forecast does not work out well.  The public feels misled. The meteorologists feel frustrated.  Only misanthropes are happy when this type of thing happens. I take only two comforts from this particular storm. First, … Continue reading

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